With the Moto press event at MWC just over a week away Lenovo almost made it without pretty much their entire device leaking out. Unfortunately, for them, a retail partner jumped the gun and now we know pretty much all there is to know, from a specs perspective anyway. Say hello to the metal design Moto G5 and G5 Plus.
Once again the lower tiered G5 feels more like a Moto E replacement than a spiritual successor to the G1, G2 or G3. While the specs aren’t bad by any means the anything less than an $100 AUD price difference between the 2 and I just see no reason not to get the G5 Plus.
The G5 features a 5″ FHD (1920×1080) resolution display, Snapdragon 430, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 2800 mAh battery, in comparison the G5 Plus features a 5.2″ FHD (1920×1080) resolution display, Snapdragon 625, 2GB RAM 64GB storage and a 3000 mAh battery, along with NFC. The inclusion of NFC along with double the storage, larger battery and a far more capable processor make the G5 Plus the clear choice in my mind.
Check out the full specs below.
|Moto G5||Moto G5 Plus||Release date||February 2017||February 2017||Screen size||5.0-inch||5.2-inch||Screen technology||TFT LCD||TFT LCD||Resolution||1,920 x 1,080||1,920 x 1,080||PPI||441||424||Rear camera||13MP||12 MP||Front camera||5MP||5MP||Chipset||Snapdragon 430||Snapdragon 625||Core config||8 x 1.4 GHz||8 x 2.0 GHz||Ram||2GB||3GB/ 4GB||Storage||16GB||16GB/32GB||MicroSD||Yes, up to 128GB||Yes, up to 128GB||Battery||2,800 mAh||3,000 mAh||Battery removable||Yes||—||Connector||MicroUSB||MicroUSB||Headphone Port||Yes||Yes||Headphone Location||Top||Top||Speaker Configuration||Bottom||Bottom||NFC||—||Yes||Android OS||Android 7.0||Android 7.0||Vendor skin||Moto Stock||Moto Stock||Dimensions||144.3 x 73 x 8.7 mm||150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm||Weight||149g||160g||Colours|
Here’s the full marketing material that leaked out.
We’re not sure of Australian availability and pricing as yet, however, Moto has a great track record of bringing the Moto G line to Australia so we’re quiretly confident we’ll see these here. Ausdroid will be on the ground at MWC in Barcelona from late next week we’ll be bringing you all the details and hands on impressions of all the latest and greatest device especially the ever popular Moto G line.